A sizeable terracotta head of Bes, with bulging eyes, flat nose, thick beard, high cheek bones, exposed tongue and thick beard. Ptolemaic Period, 100-30 B.C. 5 inches high. Intact as shown. ex. Lauwers family collection, Belgium, collected before 1980. Bes was worshipped as a protector of households, of mothers and children and childbirth and later regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad.
Large Ptolemaic (Roman Egypt) period amphora jar of redware terra-cotta pottery paint decorated over body. Two loop handles. Completely intact with some surface abrasions, paint checking and several stable cracks. Ex-private W. Coast American collection. 6-1/4" tall, 18" circumference. This type of utilitarian pot was probably used for food storage and/or preparation.
Guaranteed authentic as represented.
An exceptional large pottery mould for an Ankh Symbol, dating to New Kingdom 1550-1070 BC.
The pottery mould was used for making faiance amulets with the ankh symbol. The ankh also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life"...
Of curving walls and short disk rim made of grey anhydrite speckled in light brown.
Size: 7.3 cm H - 2 7/8”
Material : Anhydrite
Culture : Egypt, c. 1500 B.C.
Condition : Small repair to rim
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Flat round base, flaring walls and slightly incurving rim. Made of speckled fawn, beige and white dolomite.
cf. Early Dynastic objects in the British Museum, A.L...
Measurement: 1.5 x 1 x .4 cm
Material/colour: grey (possibly originally blue) glazed composition
Technique: ceramic; underside pierced horizontally
Condition: front leg broken off on right side of Clypeus, some wear on back
Date: Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Provenance: Golden Chariot; original collection of Gustav Jecquier, reportedly from Sakkara.
Identification and Interpretation: Naturalistic scarab with legs in relief tucked...
Egyptian terra cotta scarab mold. New Kingdom, 1600-1100 BC. Brownish red terra cotta. Nearly identical to an example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 11.215.683; found at the palace of Amenhotep III during the museum dig of 1911. This would suggest Dynasty 18, 1390 - 1353 BC for the present example. From a Chicago 'Gold Coast' collection, inherited from an old Boston estate. Details to purchaser.
Egyptian pottery basket with slightly flattened base. The outside with impressed decoration to look like a stylized flower.
The piece may have been used as a loom weight.
For an undecorated example in the Petrie Museum cf. museum no. UC19322
Egypt, Ptolemaic to Roman Period, 330 BC-395 AD
D. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
H. 4 cm (1.6 in)
Intact, except for a few chips out of the outside rim...
This extremely rare piece is an Egypto-Minoan terracotta jar that dates circa 2nd Millennium B.C. This piece is approximately 4 inches high by 4.5 inches in diameter, and is in intact condition with no repair/restoration. This piece has some spotty light brown and white calcite deposits that are seen both on the inner and outer surfaces of the piece...
A detailed, round terracotta mold for a quadruple eye amulet. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/2 inches diameter. Intact. From an old Belgian collection, formed in the mid 1970's.
A group of three Egyptian Amarna terracotta pottery fragments. 2 inches X 1.5 inches for largest. Period of Akhenaten, circa 1353–1336 BC. From an old Belgian private collection.
Made in Egypt during the Roman era, ca. 3rd - 4th century AD. Mold-made, kidney-shaped terracotta lamp with inward sloping rim and short tapered nozzle. On shoulder, a high relief of two palm branches, connected by a short bowed string. On base, deep maker's mark impression. Like vine fronds, frogs symbolized rebirth and resurrection, hence their use on Christian lamps. 3-1/4"L, intact/generally excellent condition.
Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection...
Egyptian clay mold
New Kingdom circa 1500 - 1200 BC
For a faience floral inlay Possibly Amarna Period
A New Kingdom, fired clay cone with the circular face bearing stamped inscription, reading "The venerated on in the presence of Osiris, the hereditary prince Amunhotep called Huy, that celebrity throughout the land, son of the dignitary Hapu. 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 B.C. Face measures 2 1/2 inches diameter, 5 1/2 inches long. Intact. From a Swiss private collection, 1960s-1970s.
Aweidah Gallery is very pleased to present this rare style of ancient "Canaanite" Early Bronze Age Abydos ware burnished wine jug with a long neck, large handle and funnel-shaped mouth and a flat base, dated from, 3300 - 2700 BC
Abydos ware (a-BY-dos ware)
Pottery of Canaanite (Syro-Palestinian) origin found in the royal tombs of the First and Second Dynasties (The Old Kingdom) at Abydos, Saqqara, Abusir el-Melek, and other sites in Upper Egypt, dating to Early Bronze Age II (3300-2700 BC...